A First Look at Rihanna in 'Bates Motel'

A First Look at Rihanna in 'Bates Motel'

The pop star is taking on a famous role once played by Janet Leigh.

The pop star is taking on a famous role once played by Janet Leigh.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Bad Gal Riri is building up quite the acting repertoire. After her role in Battleship, and landing a lead role in the highly anticipated Oceans 8, Rihanna is now taking a step into the television world with an upcoming role on Bates Motel. In the series’ fifth and final season, the songstress will play Marion Clare, the same infamous character portrayed by Janet Leigh in Psycho.

Executive producer Kerry Ehrin said of Rihanna’s role to EW, “Viewers will meet a very different, fleshed-out version of Marion when she arrives on Norman Bates’ doorstep. We’re taking threads of that story and definitely using them so it’s recognizable, it’s just where we go with it is very different.” If one thing’s confirmed, it’s that Rihanna will bring a very unique take on the iconic character. Watch her in the trailer below.

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